Journal article

Magnetic resonance imaging findings in a population-based cohort of children with cerebral palsy

Marnie N Robinson, Lyndal J Peake, Michael R Ditchfield, Susan M Reid, Anna Lanigan, Dinah S Reddihough

DEVELOPMENTAL MEDICINE AND CHILD NEUROLOGY | WILEY | Published : 2009

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to investigate the frequency and spectrum of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) abnormalities in a population of children with cerebral palsy (CP) who were born in the years 2000 and 2001 in Victoria, Australia. In 2000 and 2001, 221 children (126 males, 95 females; mean age 6y [SD 7mo], range 5-7y) with CP, excluding those with CP due to postneonatal causes (6% of all cases), were identified through the Victorian Cerebral Palsy Register. All medical records were systematically reviewed and all available brain imaging was comprehensively evaluated by a single senior MRI radiologist. MRI was available for 154 (70%) individuals and abnormalities were identified in 1..

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